Great Companies Speaking at the Freemium Summit – Yammer, Zoosk, Pandora, Xobni, Dropbox, Box.net, Recurly, Chargify, and Many More

I’ve been hard at work on the Freemium Summit and it’s less than a month away. More importantly, for those of you interested in attending, Earlybird pricing ends on Friday. We’ve got a great lineup of speakers and topics (see below) – I hope you can join us!

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Conference Website: http://www.freemiumsummit.com
Registration: http://freemiumsummit-chudsonblog.eventbrite.com

The first Freemium Summit is a one day event focused on exploring what it takes to succeed under the freemium business model. Across all segments of the media landscape, entrepreneurs and executives are pioneering models that combine a free offering with a premium, paid offering. This hybrid business model is one of the most exciting areas of business model innovation impacting the world of media and the Freemium Summit will explore the most important topics on the minds of leading practitioners.

Confirmed Speakers
*Toni Schneider, Automattic (WordPress)
*Matt Brezina, Xobni
*Aaron Levie, Box.net
*Phil Libin, Evernote
*David Sacks, Yammer
*Tom Conrad, Pandora
*Drew Houston, Dropbox
*Hill Ferguson, Zong
*Ranjith Kumaran, YouSendIt
*Ben Chestnut, Mailchimp
*Lance Walley, Chargify
*Isaac Hall, Recurly
*Lincoln Murphy, Sixteen Ventures
*Shayan Zadeh, Zoosk
*Andrew Lacy, Tapulous
*Jeff Smith, Smule

Agenda for the Day
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Registration
Join us for coffee and other assorted treats during registration. Bring your ticket confirmation and ID to help expedite registration.

9:30 AM Welcome to the Freemium Summit
Charles Hudson, Host, Freemium Summit

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM Freemium for Consumer Internet Businesses
Our consumer Internet content block features 20 minute talks from leading companies making the freemium business work in consumer Internet applications.
*Toni Schneider, Automattic
*Phil Libin, Evernote
*Tom Conrad, Pandora
*Drew Houston, Dropbox

11:15 AM – 11:40 AM The Abuse that Comes with Free
Switching to a freemium model isn’t always easy. What can go wrong when switching to a freemium model? How do you handle the influx of new users? Hear one company’s cautionary tale of what can happen when switching to a freemium model.
*Ben Chestnut, Mailchimp

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Freemium and the Enterprise
Curious about what it takes to make freemium succeed when developing enterprise or business applications? Our group of esteemed experts will share their thoughts on what it takes to succeed in this space.
*Lincoln Murphy, Sixteen Ventures
*Aaron Levie, Box.net
*Matt Brezina, Xobni
*Ranjith Kumaran, YouSendIt
*David Sacks, Yammer

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Making Freemium Work on Mobile Platforms
Mobile is a rapidly growing opportunity for people interested in the freemium model. What does it take to succeed using a freemium model in mobile? Our speakers will share their thoughts on this exciting topic.
*Andrew Lacy, Tapulous
*Jeff Smith, Smule

3:00 – 3:30 PM Break
Take a moment to recharge your batteries and top up your tank with sugar or caffeine.

3:30 – 4:15 PM Freemium Games – Succeeding with Free-to-Play Games
Free-to-play games are revolutionizing the games space. Why is this working? What does it take to succeed? Our pair of speakers will share their thoughts on how to build a successful freemium games business.

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Building a Freemium Business on Someone Else’s Platform
Are you a developer looking to build a successful business on someone else’s platform? How do you mitigate risks? Is this something that is in fact doable? Join us for a set of interesting talks on this critical topic.
*Shayan Zadeh, Zoosk

5:00 – 5:45 PM Payments and Monetization for Freemium Businesses
We’ll close the day talking about what it takes to succeed in generating revenue from your users. Should you build your own billing system? Should you support alternative payments? Our closing panel will shed some light on this important topic.
*Lance Walley, Chargify
*Isaac Hall, Recurly
*Hill Ferguson, Zong

5:45 Closing

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